Space: the final frontier. And kinda sorta the theme of this week’s roundup of new and updated apps.
We’ve got an app that brings Star Trek, NASA and Tetris faces to Apple Watch. A free iOS game that will get arcade fans flashing back to Asteroids. And an audio app for women that blends erotica, meditation and ASMR for a trip deep into inner space.
I’m not sure how Godzilla and Kong fit into the space theme, but they crash onto the scene as well. (If only we had SpaceGodzilla.) Three … two … one …
Apple Watch owners deep into Star Trek, NASA and/or Tetris might want to check out Facer. The app, which bills itself as “the largest watch face platform in the world,” just added complication-rich faces featuring those major brands. Facer offers several free Apple Watch faces. But to take advantage of the seven new Star Trek faces, the five new NASA faces and the three new Tetris faces, you’ll need to sign up for a premium subscription. (Don’t worry — there’s a seven-day free trial.)
The app takes advantage of Cupertino’s increasing flexibility with regard to Apple Watch faces. Developer Little Labs is fostering a community of folks designing and sharing their customized (and customizable) Apple Watch faces. (The Facer Creator web app lets anyone whip up their own.) This all builds on the face-sharing feature Apple built into watchOS 7.
Price: Free. Premium subscription costs $4.99 a month or $39.99 a year.
Download from: App Store (iOS)
Guided by Glow
Sponsored: Mixing yogic meditation, relaxation techniques, ASMR and female-focused audio erotica, new app Guided by Glow “seeks to elevate sexual wellness through guided meditation soundscapes designed to ignite the imagination.” The app folds breathwork, sensory awareness and sensual storytelling into its short recordings, which range from 10 to 20 minutes in length.
“My vision was to combine the natural positivity and glow induced by an orgasm with the mental and physical satisfaction of meditation for a more elevated aural experience,” said founder Sayra Player in a press release. The Guided by Glow app offers more than 45 immersive sessions, with new ones added each week. For women 18 and over.
Price: Free seven-day trial. A one-year subscription costs $47.99.
PewPew Live’s developer calls it a “retro-futurist arcade vector twin-joystick shooter game.” We call it a fun, free iOS game for Asteroids fans.
In the game, you steer your ship with one virtual joystick and aim your blaster with another. It’s not just a solo space adventure, either. It features online and LAN multiplayer action with two-player co-op. Just the thing if you’re itching to “zoom through space and blow up everything in fast-paced action,” as Cult of Mac’s Ed Hardy put it.
This week’s update to PUBG Mobile looks absolutely monstrous. It brings Godzilla, Kong and Mechagodzilla to the battle royale game.
That’s all you really need to know. But version 1.4 also means you’ll get a new vehicle, a new Arena map on June 1, and microcosm gameplay on June 9. That last bit will allow players to “shrink themselves down to the size of an insect, teleport and battle across the Erangel map,” according to a press release.
Price: Free, with in-app purchases.